Kunya-Urgench is a city that had been for a few centuries on the crossroad of the trading routes connecting China and Europe. It reached its peak in the 10-13th centuries when it was the capital city of the great and flourishing State of Khorezmshakhs. Life was in a full swing: bazaars full of overseas goods, mosques and medreses, attracting scientists from the entire Muslim world. Later it did not have luck anymore: it experienced destructive Mongol invasion by Genghis Khan, conquest of Tamerlane and in the 16th century it had turned into a desert due to change of the course of Amu Darya River. Despite this, unique monuments of the medieval Islam architecture had been preserved in the city.
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in Dashoguz and drive to Kunya-Urgench historical site (UNESCO). Visit mausoleums of Turabek-Khanum, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il-Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug-Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. Return to Dashoguz. Visit History Museum of Khorezm region. Transfer to the hotel. End of the tour.
Duration: 5-6 hours
- Sightseeing tour with a local English speaking guide;
- Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary.